The School of Cancer Sciences has an exciting opportunity for a Professor of Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Molecular Imaging to provide, lead and deliver world-class contributions across research, teaching, innovation and clinical service.
International leading research will be focused in the area of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and be aligned with the School/College/University research strategy. You will maintain an established, internationally competitive, and externally grant funded research program, publishing high impact research papers, presenting at international meetings, and participating in review and advisory groups and panels.
In addition, you will deliver research-led education through the supervision and teaching of students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, supervise post-doctoral researchers, lead on curriculum development, and undertake appropriate administration as requested by the Head of School.
The successful candidate will be of international standing with an appropriate track-record of academic achievements in their specialist area of Positron Emission Tomography (PET), with a key focus on precision medicine, theragnostic approaches and Total Body PET.
As a clinical academic, you will also engage in clinical duties at Consultant level within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde as governed by an appropriate Honorary contract and agreed job plan.
The School of Cancer Sciences (SCS) is part of the College of Medical, Veterinary, & Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow and carries out world-leading research on the molecular basis of cancer and how this can be exploited therapeutically. In partnership with the CR-UK Beatson Institute, the School has 51 research groups in state-of-the-art research buildings with technologies that underpin our key research themes, providing excellent facilities for a programme of clinical and translational cancer research in Glasgow.
Applications are invited from candidates with a basic Medical degree (MB BS or equivalent) and a Higher Qualification and hold CCT/CCST or equivalent in Nuclear Medicine.
This senior clinical academic role will provide, lead and deliver world-class contributions across research, teaching, innovation and clinical service. The post holder will maintain an established, internationally competitive and externally grant funded research program, publishing high impact research papers, presenting at international meetings, and participating in review and advisory groups and panels. In addition, the post holder will deliver research-led education through the supervision and teaching of students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, supervise post-doctoral researchers, lead on curriculum development, and undertake appropriate administration as requested by the Head of School.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide leadership across the School/College in relation to research and publications enhancing the School's international profile whilst conducting and sustaining world class quality personal research.
2. Provide outstanding academic leadership with a coherent vision for research and postgraduate training, inspiring the highest standards of research by Institute staff.
3. Contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile through sustaining the School's extensive track record of publications in high impact journals. Communicating this work at international meetings / symposia and participating in review and advisory groups and panels, grant-funding bodies, and committees.
4. Seek and secure substantial funding for a portfolio of research projects.
5. To proactively collaborate with other institutes and bodies to create new research groups and approaches.
6. To play a leading role in raising the profile and contribute substantially to the School, the College and the University's recognition in the field and to further expand and promote diagnostic and/or molecular imaging research within SCS. There is an expectation that as PI, the post holder will propose and secure externally funded research grant applications.
7. To establish productive collaborations within the School of Cancer Sciences (SCS) and internationally, to strengthen interdisciplinary research, to promote diagnostic and/or molecular imaging and radionuclide therapy research in the cancer biology field, and to develop the resources to support this work by recruiting and maintaining a high performance research group.
8. To ensure that the research team(s) and its members comply with the University's policies on research quality and conduct and the requirements of all relevant regulatory bodies.
9. The School of Cancer Sciences has a strong post-graduate teaching programme and the successful candidate will be expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, including contribution to special study modules in collaboration with the relevant Schools in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS), as required.
10. To devise and supervise successful research projects undertaken by postgraduate students and ensure the effective development of the students.
11. To promote the academic training of clinical research fellows with the longer-term aim of expanding the number of senior clinical academics who play an active role within MVLS.
12. To undertake external PhD examining.
13. Take a leading role across the School/College in relation to strategic learning and teaching initiatives.
14. Represent the School/College/University on key external bodies and at significant external events.
15.To undertake administrative duties as requested by the Head of School, School of Cancer Sciences and contribute to teaching within the Schools across MVLS, primarily at the post-graduate level.
16.To actively contribute to the development of School strategy, priorities, direction, and success.
17.To contribute to the academic community through the editorship/review process of internationally respected journals and/or serving on professional bodies/research board(s).
18.To contribute to School/College working groups, as appropriate.
19. It is expected that the successful candidate will have completed specialist training (CCST/CCT or equivalent) in Nuclear Medicine and/or both Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, with comprehensive knowledge of PET-CT and will be a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists. The clinical duties of the postholder and the number of clinical programmed activities will be arranged in discussion with the Head of the School of Cancer Sciences, University of Glasgow, and the Director of Research and Innovation NHS GG&C.
20. The successful candidate will maintain an Honorary Consultant contract with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. However, the post is predominantly research oriented, and the job plan will balance research, teaching and clinical duties.
Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
A1 Basic Medical degree (MB BS or equivalent) and a Higher Qualification.
A2 Hold CCT/CCST or equivalent in Nuclear Medicine.
A3 Licensed to practice and be on the General Medical Council specialist register in Nuclear Medicine (or able to be registered if an overseas candidate).
A4 Should be a license holder of the Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee (ARSAC) in diagnostic Nuclear Medicine and therapy (or be eligible to apply if an overseas candidate).
A5 Knowledge of industrial research and commercial opportunities.
B1 Comprehensive knowledge of international research in the chosen field of research, with experience in a senior clinical academic role.
B2 Hold CCT/CCST or equivalents in Radiology.
C1 Experience in Radionuclide therapy and in initiating radionuclide therapy services/ service development.
C2 Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to get on well with colleagues and proven ability to lead an academic team.
C3 Self-motivated and the ability to work independently with the capacity for originality and innovation.
C4 Excellent organisational skills.
C5 Proven project and budget management skills.
C6 Ability to lead and manage research projects, including planning, designing, organising, undertaking and interpreting experiments.
C7 Ability to work towards Institute and College objectives.
C8 Ability to work under pressure.
C9 Personal drive, initiative and clarity of purpose.
C10 Proven track record in radionuclide therapy.
C11 Ability to develop and deliver high quality clinical Nuclear Medicine research.
C12 Proven University teaching ability, including assessment and curriculum.
D1 Excellent budget management skills.
D2 Postgraduate degree in management.
D3 Knowledge of quality processes and governance.
E1 Track record of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
E2 Track record of publication in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine.
E3 Ability to import an active area of translational PET research that is appropriate to the research strategy of MVLS.
E4 Ability to supervise research and/or clinical staff, and to work constructively with staff at all levels.
E5 Excellent leadership skills.
E6 Track record of establishing new imaging services.
E7 Practical experience in both adult and paediatric PET.
F1 Experience of financial planning and optimum resource allocation.
F2 Setting up and managing teaching and learning programmes in medicine.
F3 Practical experience in international collaboration projects.
F4 Working with the ARSAC committee with a sound knowledge of their regulatory processes.
F5 Working with international bodies to develop new imaging services.
Specific aptitude and abilities
G1 Thorough awareness of research ethics issues.
H1 Promotion of and commitment to equality and diversity within the University environment.
Terms and Conditions
An honorary consultant contract will be applied for from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, with an associated salary from
£96,963 – £128,841 per annum on the New Consultant Contract (NCC) Scotland. Further payments may be made by the NHS for clinical activity e.g. a clinical EPA, Discretionary Points, Merit Award and/or Availability Supplement, if eligible.
This post is full time and open ended.
The post for which you are applying is considered registered work in terms of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Act. It requires the successful applicant to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups PVG Scheme member prior to appointment. If you are successful in your application, the offer of employment will be subject to PVG Scheme membership. Please note it is a criminal offence to apply for a child care position if you are on the Disqualified From Working with Children List.
Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.
As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.
As a valued member of our team, you can expect:
1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.
2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.
3 A flexible approach to working.
4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.
We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.
We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.
We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.
We welcome informal enquiries, please contact Professor Chris Halsey, [email protected]
Vacancy Ref: 122489, Closing Date: 27 November 2023.
Vacancy Ref : 122489 Close Date : 27-Nov-2023 23:45